I am a gamer. Pure and simple. I love going to the arcades which are few and hard to come by in this day of home gaming consoles. I'm a Playstation guy (as opposed to an Xbox guy). I play all of the hits: Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto, and Injustice, just to name a few. But, there's nothing like going to the arcade to relieve some of the daily stress as a young person in America today.
Sometimes you can put two things together and they create a unique pairing that can have historical significance. Peanut butter and jelly comes to mind. The next big combination? Alcohol and arcade games. There's truly no pairing quite like drinking and video games. At some point, a very clever person caught onto this trend and had the genius idea to open up a "barcade"; part bar, part arcade.
The idea has expanded to include other games and food to round out the experience. Here is a quick list of five of the coolest Bar Arcades around the world.
Whether you are a hardcore gamer who wants to take advantage of some seriously powerful PC’s, or a more casual gamer who’s out looking for something different to do on a Saturday night – Game Over has everything a modern gamer needs to get his or her gaming fix.
This bar carries three different gaming consoles (a Playstation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One to be specific,) multiple computer stations, a pool table, beer pong, and board games. Game Over Lounge was opened by a food truck owner, so the bar's specialty food is burgers.
Across the 2 floors of the bar, there are plenty of different “stations” for playing video games. Most come with comfortable couches that you can book in advance for a fee. Reservations for a console cost $300 on weekdays or $350 on weekends. There’s also a VIP room with a private PS4 that costs $3000/$4500 to book on weekdays and weekends respectively.
The bar has a huge range of different games available to play, from old school fighting games like Mortal Combat to shooters like Call of Duty, active games like Just Dance, and social games like Mario Party.
From Meltdown Paris:
"Imagine a bar where you can have a drink while talking with the bartender about the latest LCS results, where the best streams are broadcast all the time, where you can play a game with your buddies and participate in tournaments every day. Biggest Esport titles Welcome to Meltdown Our PCs and consoles are free access and outside tournaments, you can play any game! Meltdown is a beverage establishment. The admission and sale of alcohol are therefore subject to the laws in force in the country concerned. "
This barcade turned out to be fruitful to such an extent that there are currently two additional areas in London alone. Every area has an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, SNES Mini, and more than 60 table games. There are likewise various duplicates of a portion of their amusements, so you won't really need to hang tight to play what you need.
Evaluating the majority of the recreations is free, you simply need to purchase your beverages! With a wide choice of mixed drinks (some of which have smart game-related names) and a chill air, Loading has made a major name for itself in the London zone.
TILT has a tad of everything. You have your exemplary arcade and pinball games, however, then there's likewise recreations like Skee-Ball, foosball, or air hockey. On the off chance that having more than 50 vintage arcade diversions wasn't great enough, they likewise have both old fashioned and current computer game consoles like Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, Nintendo Switch, Sega Master System, and Super Nintendo.
With a better than average brew menu and the best bar sustenances prepared to arrange (for example "Begin Menu" Snacks, "Catalyst" Sandwiches, and "Reward Level" pastries,) this is the ideal spot to unwind with companions.
Come on, guys. This is what's up. Videogames, food, and booze. Life doesn't get much better than this for us gammers.